Lake District

Langdale in winter

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria

Explore gardens, lakeshores, valleys and fells 

Many of the countryside places that we care for in the Lake District, along with our car parks, are open for local visitors to access for walks. Please book your visit to Sizergh in advance. There’s no need to book to visit places like Aira Force, Fell Foot, Tarn Hows, or Borrowdale. We just ask that you come back another time if the car park is full.

Sizergh Castle looking striking against a blue sky


The gardens and estate at Sizergh are open for local exercise. Book ahead to stretch your legs in the woodlands and explore the wetlands on the wider estate too. Warm chilly hands with takeaway hot drinks and snacks from the cafe.

Grab your wellies and join our welly walk

Half term adventures in the Lake District 

This February half term might be a little bit different, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy family fun together at home.

Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

Lake District car parks 

Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, going for an amble by a lakeshore, or mountain biking on off road trails, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in the Lake District to help you plan your day.

Camping in langdale

Places to stay 

Following government guidance in England, we are closing all holiday accommodation from 31 December 2020 to 7 March 2021 inclusive. We have a wide range of accommodation across the Lake District, from lakeside cottages to rustic bothies and campsites for you to browse and plan your stay. We're looking forward to welcoming you to your National Trust Holiday soon.

Lake District history

Looking after the Lakes

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.